Final arguments in the unanimous jury verdict debate
Posted on 11/5/2018 2:48:00 AM.

Tuesday you’ll have a chance to weigh in on whether or not the state should require unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. It's amendment two on the ballot. The proposal has received widespread bipartisan support behind a message that former District Attorney Ed Tarpley says is clear.
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Unanimous verdicts amendment passes House
Posted on 5/14/2018 6:01:00 PM.

The House erupted into applause as a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous juries for criminal convictions passed on an 82 to 15 vote. Louisiana is currently one of two states that does not require a unanimous jury verdict. Baton Rouge Representative Ted James recalled earlier testimony about the law’s racist past.
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Unanimous verdicts constitutional amendment passes Senate
Posted on 4/4/2018 5:36:00 PM.

A constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts for felony convictions passed the senate by 2 votes after impassioned arguments from supporters. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says requiring unanimous verdicts protects citizens from government overreach.
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